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Date: Oct 9, 2016

UPDATE (October 9, 2016  4:56 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the UMBC student as 17-year-old Eric Thomas Askins from Hollywood, Maryland. Askins was a freshman at UMBC.

Original release (October 9, 2016  9:57 a.m.):

At 12:34 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the UMBC campus in the 1000 block of Hilltop Circle 21250 after a student was found unconscious. The student was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

There were no signs of foul play. The official cause of death will be determined by the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating this death. The Homicide Unit investigates sudden deaths where the cause is not apparent.

This investigation is classified as a death investigation.

Original release (October 9, 2016  11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are investigating after a violent home invasion in Rosedale leaves one man dead and two others injured.

Just before 3:30 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 7500 block of Rossville Boulevard 21237 for a report of a home invasion shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 61-year-old Stanley Anthony Lane suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Police also located a 23-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body and a 61-year-old man suffering from wounds to his head. Both men were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  A woman living in the home who was not injured during the incident experienced a medical event which required her to be transported to a hospital for treatment.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that an unknown number of suspects entered the home, shot two of the victims, assaulted another victim, and fled the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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Revised June 27, 2017